Nominations for the 2020 Tony Awards were announced on October 15. Tony winner James Monroe Eaglehart (Aladdin) Ad host; Watch the video and see the full list below.
Alenis Moriset Musical Jaggi Little Pill Led the pack with 15 nominations, earning at least one nomination in each character category (including six for the show’s lead cast). Moulin Rouge! Not far behind even after getting 14 nominations. Two and Tina: Tina Turner Musical Include this year’s best musical category, locking up another show as effectively as it deserves: Lightning Thief.
In the play category, Jeremy O. Harris’ Slave play And Matthew Lopez Legacy Topped with 12 (highest for most games) and 11 nominations, respectively. Joining the two in the main production category are base whales Grand Horizons, Adam Apps The Sound Inside, And Sea Wall / A Life From Simon Stephens and Nick Payne.
The 74th Annual Festival honors the Broadway season shortened by the coronavirus epidemic, as the show went dark on March 12 and will be closed until at least June 2021 (and later). As the Broadway League and the American Theater Wing set the February 19 eligibility cut-determined, 18 total productions are in preparation for this year’s awards, which are shown here.
Some producers started previews or opened between that date and March 12, although nominees or voters did not see them in time to determine.
Well, maybe next year: one moment show you won’t see nominated for the 2020 Tony Awards
There is no official word yet on whether the ceremony will be held virtually this year.
See below for nominations.
The best game
Grand Horizons By Bess Wohl
Legacy By Matthew Lopez
Sea Wall / A Life By Simon Stephens and Nick Payne
Slave play Jeremy O. By Harris
The Sound Inside By Adam Rap
Play of Best Revival
Frankie and Johnny in Claire de Lyon By Terrence McNally
A soldier’s game By Charles Fuller
The best music
Jaggi Little Pill
Moulin Rouge! Musical
Tina: Tina Turner Musical
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Kalukango of Jokaki, Slave Play
Laura Linny, My name is Lucy Barton
Ra Dra MacDonald, Frankie and Johnny in Claire de Lyon
Mary-Louis Parker, The Sound Inside
Best performance by an actor in a leading role in a play
Ian Barford, Linda Vista
Andrew Bernap, Legacy
Jack Gillenhall, Sea Wall / A Life
Tom Hiddleston, Betrayal
Tom Sturridge, Sea Wall / A Life
Blair Underwood, A soldier’s game
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Musical Role
Karen Olivo, Moulin Rouge!
Elizabeth Stanley, Jaggi Little Pill
Adrian and War Run, Tina: Tina Turner Musical
Best performance by an actor in a leading role in a musical
Aaron Tweit, Moulin Rouge! *
Best performance by an actor in a featured role in a play
Ato Blankenson-Wood, Slave play
James Cusati-Moyer, Slave play
David Allen Gear, A soldier’s game
John Benjamin Hickey, Legacy
Paul Hilton, Inheritance
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Jane Alexander, Grand Horizons
Chalia La Tour, Slave play
Anne McCanmara, Slave play
Lois Smith, Inheritance
Cora Wonder Brook, Linda Vista
Best performance by an actor in a featured musical role
Danny Burstein, Moulin Rouge!
Derek Klena, Jaggi Little Pill
Sean Allen Krill, Jaggi Little Pill
Sahar Nagaujah, Moulin Rouge!
Daniel J. Watts, Tina: Tina Turner Musical
Best Performance by an Actress in a Musical Featured Role
Catherine Gallagher, Jaggi Little Pill
Celia Rose Gooding, Jaggi Little Pill
Robin Herder, Moulin Rouge!
Lure Ren Patten, Jaggi Little Pill
Myra Lucretia Taylor, Tina: Tina Turner Musical
The best book of musicals
Jaggi Little Pill, Diablo Cody
Moulin Rouge!, John Logan
Tina: Tina Turner Musical, Bowl Hall with Frank Kettler and Keys Prince
Best original score written for theater (music and / or lyrics)
Christmas prayer, Christopher Nightingale
Legacy, Paul Englishby
The Rose Tattoo, Fitz Payton and Jason Michael Webb
Slave play, Lindsay Jones
The Sound Inside, Daniel Kluger
The best direction of a play
David Cromer, The Sound Inside
Stephen Daldry, Legacy
Kenny Leone, A soldier’s game
Jamie Lloyd, Betrayal
Robert O’Hara, Slave play
The best direction of the musical
Philida Lloyd, Tina: Tina Turner Musical
Diane Pauls, Jaggi Little Pill
Alex Timbers, Moulin Rouge!
Sidi Larbi Cherkaui, Jaggi Little Pill
Sonia Taih, Moulin Rouge!
Anthony Van Last, Tina: Tina Turner Musical
The best orchestrations
Tom Kit, Jaggi Little Pill
Katie Cressack, Charlie Rosen, Matt Stein and Justin Levine, Moulin Rouge!
Ethan Pope, Tina: Tina Turner Musical
The best scenic design of a play
Bob Crowley, Legacy
Soutra Gilmour, Betrayal
Rob Howell, Christmas prayer
Derek McLean, A soldier’s game
Clint Ramos, Slave play
The best scenic design of a musical
Ricardo Hernandez and Lucy M. Kinnan, Jaggi Little Pill
Derek McLean, Moulin Rouge!
Mark Thompson and Jeff Sug, Tina: Tina Turner Musical
The best costume design of a play
Day item, Slave play
Day item, A soldier’s game
Bob Crowley, Legacy
Rob Howell, Christmas prayer
Clint Ramos, The Rose Tattoo
Musical’s Best Costume Design
Emily Rebolz, Jaggi Little Pill
Mark Thompson, Tina: Tina Turner Musical
Catherine Zuber, Moulin Rouge!
The best lighting design of a play
Jiyun Chang, Slave play
John Clark, Inheritance
Heather Gilbert, The Sound Inside
Alan Lee Hughes, A soldier’s game
Hugh Winston, Christmas prayer
Musical’s best lighting design
Justin Townsend, Jaggi Little Pill
Justin Townsend, Moulin Rouge!
Bruno the poet, Tina: Tina Turner Musical
The best sound design of a play
Paul Arditty and Christopher Reed, Inheritance
Simon Baker, Christmas prayer
Lindsay Jones, Slave play
Daniel Kluger, Sea Wall / A Life
Daniel Kluger, The Sound Inside
Musical’s best sound design
Jonathan Deans, Jaggi Little Pill
Peter Hylensky, Moulin Rouge! Musical
Nevin Steinberg, Tina: Tina Turner Musical
* In a category with a single nominee listed, such as a leading musical actor, an affirmative vote of 60 per cent of the total votes cast will be awarded in that category.
Productions with multiple nominations:
Jaggi Little Pill – 15
Moulin Rouge! – 14
Slave play – 12
Tina: Tina Turner Musical – 12
Inheritance – 11
A soldier’s game – 7
The Sound Inside – 6
Christmas prayer – 5
Betrayal – 4
Sea Wall / A Life – 4
Frankie and Johnny in Claire de Lyon – 2
Grand Horizons – 2
Linda Vista – 2
The Rose Tattoo – 2